James “Jim” Beck, age 79, of Wauseon, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the University of Toledo Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Prior to his retirement he had worked for the city of Wauseon for many years.
In retirement he had volunteered with the Fulton County Senior Center, Sauder Village, and the Fulton County Historical Society.
Mr. Beck was born on Aug. 9, 1937, in Toledo, the son of the late Ed and the late Nina (Krieger) Beck.
On Sept. 18, 1960, he married the former Anne Hyatt, and she survives.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, the Wauseon F&AM #349, and the Wauseon American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Northwest Ohio Blacksmith Club.
He was an amateur radio operator KC8DPM and a member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club.
He held an associate degree in manufacturing technology from the University of Toledo and held a Class III wastewater treatment license and a Class I water treatment license from the state of Ohio.
Surviving besides his wife Anne is daughter, Cindy (Tom) Savage of Wauseon; son, Chris (James) Beck of Wauseon; grandchildren, Nick (Jackie) Savage and Catie (Jordon) Lemley.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon with Pastor Roger Marlow officiating. Interment followed in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.
A Masonic service was held at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 23.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon F&AM Lodge #349, or the Fulton County Historical Society.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.